Ultra Violet – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Ultra Violet.

PANTONE 18-3838
Ultra Violet
Inventive and imaginative Ultra Violet lights the way for what is yet to come.

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July team has been inspired by the color Ultra Violet! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

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1. Ultra Violet Drop Earrings by Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals

2. Ultra Violet Cushion Cover by Emma Kaufmann from StudioEmmaKaufmann

3. Ultra Violet Pendant by Mairi from mairidesign 

4. Ultra Violet Socks by Solveiga from Knitwoolsocks

5. Ultra Violet Ring by friedasophie from friedasophie 

6. Ultra Violet Beaded Photo Holder by Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey 

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1. Ultra Violet Stuffed Snowman by Mary Bollinger from ByFreddismom

2. Ultra Violet Brooch by Mairi from mairidesign 

3. Ultra Violet Bead Ornament by Marjorie Scenna from mscenna

4. Ultra Violet Appliqued Quilt Block by zizzybob from zizzybob

5. Ultra Violet Dangle Earrings by Kristen from KestrelCollection  

If you’re on Pinterest here is the Ultra Violet board!

Are you a member of the Etsy Christmas In July team? Do you have Ultra Violet items that you would like to have pinned on Pinterest? See the #EtsyCIJ forums to participate!

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Member Feature: DoveGlove

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming Ebru of DoveGlove, our featured member!

DoveGlove

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Ebru and I design lace gloves and bridal accessories.

Located in Turkey and all products handmade by me.

I learned fashion design and sewing lessons at the university. I’m a professional photographer also.

My strong relationships with my suppliers and vendors ensure that you receive the best service and quality available. I am constantly seeking out the best, most unique products to help make each event one of a kind.

I take pride in making your dream of the “perfect day” into a reality and we look forward to working with you.

When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

The Dove Glove was founded in 2008 and has become a wonderful and quaint one stop shop for the bride-to-be.

I have always liked to design new things.

It is a dream to start wholesale sales in this small business. Day by day, I can do I can do that faster production and more production. My business is very important for my family and me.

It’s a great pleasure, and it’s my priority job.

Tell us a bit about your products.

I am doing handmade gloves. I use French lace, guipures and tulle.

Sometimes I have different ideas and I create new gloves with the materials I have.

I accept custom orders also, because I love to be a seller. And make people happy. For their wedding days or formal days or casual days.

What inspires your work?

First of all, brides and weddings are affecting me.

Everything in the nature, an accessory I see or just the fabric itself.

Seasons and colors inspire me all the time.

I like to look at the good side of life.

And it’s great to share the happiness of people.

What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?

I will continue to work hard, of course.

I am looking forward to refining my product line over the coming year. Working on new ideas for products and hope to get close to 500 to this year.

I will continue to look for shops where I can do wholesale in different countries.

I want the whole world are recognized DoveGlove brand.

Because it is very fortunate.

What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

I love all of the people who do this job. They all work to share the best days.

All my products are genuine handmade. Using very good quality materials, I complete my orders carefully.

I’m also an artist, and I can paint in any color my customers want.

Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

Yes I’ve got a small work space or studio.

But I like to make my gloves with my family room.

And sometimes it’s nice to have a quiet and undisturbed work space to create in..  I can work and listen to my playlist. I like old rock music and I listen very often.

What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

The most important thing I know and am sure of; honesty.

It never changes!

I learned very well the importance of not doing sales without being sure about the colors.

These are the things you should pay attention to when selling from the internet; colors and sizes.

Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

Etsy is a most beautiful and useful platform for selling handmade products..

Etsy is a very dynamic place where things often change and you just have to be committed to keep learning and working on your craft and your shop.

When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?

I’ve got a lot of hobbies.

I’m a photographer and I love take photos since 2006.

I’ve got a bicycle and I’m going beautiful places for taking photos with my music.

.Music is my never give up hobbies and makes me happy always. I love rock music. Like Survivor, Journey, Asia, Hammerfall, Bon Jovi etc.

What is your favorite quote?

The world’s your playground, enjoy it.

Where can people find out more about your business?

Etsy: DoveGlove
Instagram: byharemdesign
Twitter: HaremDesign
google+ : Ebru
Pinterest: byharemdesign

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

I thank you very much for this opportunity first of all.

I would like to say that I feel there are many talented people in the world and I encourage them to share their gifts with others, whether through teaching or making and selling.

Be happy and  spread happiness!

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If you would like to be featured, please go to the CIJ Etsy Forum and fill out the questionnaire. Please note you must be a member of the CIJ Etsy team to be featured.

Fall Jewelry Trends – Back To the Classics: Etsy

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am fascinated by trends. Are you? There are weather trends, work place trends, business trends, job trends, food trends, real estate trends, hair trends, fashion trends color trends and so on.

The definition of a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In college I took several classes on trends. I remember distinctly studying pre peak – peak – post peak timelines. I find trends intriguing. They pique my curiosity.

Trends unite us. Give us a common ground. A connecting point.

This article is inspired by the Fall Jewelry Trends – Back to the Classics: Etsy article on the Etsy blog.

Gold Chains, Cocktail Rings, Hoop Earrings, Lockets, Pearls, and Charm Bracelets are the Fall Jewelry Trends – Back To Classic on Etsy! Here are a few trend inspired items from members of the Etsy Christmas In July team.

Hoops

Mairi from mairidesign says:

The article says, “When it comes to hoops, we’re not afraid to go big.” Well, here are a pair of big hoops with the most gorgeous rainbow thorn beads. Perfect for grabbing the limelight on the dance floor as the purply flames frame your face and sparkle like fireworks.

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Lockets

Kristen from KestrelCollection says:

Hi! This necklace was assembled piece by piece until it just felt “done.” Sort of like, “if you give a mouse a cookie” just keeps going… I started with a green organza ribbon and then this necklace just kept going.

I love the classic and simple charm of a good ribbon but it needed a little dressing up, so I decided to add a golden book locket for a pendant. The locket on a ribbon was beautiful on its own but a book that can hold a secret reminded me gardens so I added a piece of gold filigree that reminds me of sunshine and dangled some clay flowers to grow.

Wear this necklace and take the garden with you! Remember that anything can grow if you work on it.

KestrelCollection

If you’re on Pinterest here is the Fall Jewelry Trends – Back to the Classics: Etsy Pinterest board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Member Feature: MaribelleCampa

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming Maribelle of MaribelleCampa, our featured member!

MaribelleCampa

Tell us about yourself.

Hello!! I am Maribelle Campa, come and enjoy my creations. Everything you see in my shop has been made with lots of enthusiasm and love!! From engineering to metalsmithing, and the most important, motherhood, I have been growing into a very creative person. I have always loved making handmade items. As a teenager, I used to sew everything my sister and I wore. When my kids were born I crochet little booties, blankets and everything I could. Then I started gardening but couldn’t withstand the insects!! After being into home improvement for a while I decided it was time to make something that could make me feel and look pretty, not the house! It has been a couple of years of handmade jewelry and believe me: I love it! I enjoy it to the point that I went back to college and took courses on metals. What makes me so happy is the support I have receive from family and friends!! If you like something from my shop just let me know. To design, to create and to smile is my goal of everyday. Welcome to my shop, and lets forge that idea together!

Maribelle Campa
Certified Bonafide Artisan
Metalsmith

When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

Soon after finishing my silversmith degree at the University of Puerto Rico I began searching for a venue where I could show my pieces to the world without having to go from fair to fair. At that time my kids were at very young ages and required lots of mommy’s attention and it was very difficult for me to attend long hours fairs. That is when browsing the starving artists chat room I found out about Etsy. More than ten years ago! I immediately opened an account and the rest is history!

Tell us a bit about your products.

I love to work with gold, silver, copper and gemstones. My original pieces involved subtle hammering, lots of movement and everlasting quality. From hammered hoops that will last a decade to unique rings with large gemstones.

What inspires your work?

My motivation is to create pieces for the modern woman who is on the run and needs to have jewelry that goes from casual to elegant with great quality. Love gemstones, pearls, turquoise, rough diamonds, everything. During the last couple of years I have resurrected my love for filigree! Creating pendants, earrings and rings that have awaken the local customers Spanish roots and their love for intricate filigree work including cameos!

What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?

I would love to keep working on filigree creating more intricate works of art! Our Spanish heritage is very rich and would be very proud to contribute to keep this for of art alive.

What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

My shop is a one person shop where I Create, photograph, pack and ship, do the social networking, customer service, everything! I think people love to have special treatment and support small business more than ever! I am ready to make you custom order alive!

Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

One of the things that allowed me to have my business going is to have my studio right at home. I am my own boss, decide my working hours and at the same time I am available for my family needs! It is been wonderful!

What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

I have learned to be more organized and definitely to follow my passions always!

Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

Start! Have clean good photos, detailed descriptions Start and do not be afraid. Maybe later your username will not be available!

When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?

I love to go to the beach! For inspiration, or just to relax! Happy and grateful to be an islander!

What is your favorite quote?

Smile! Keep on working!

Where can people find out more about your business?

You can look for updates of my job at instagram or facebook. Look for Maribelle Campa Artisan Jewelry on Facebook and Maribelle Campa on Instagram.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

Follow your passions and smile!

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If you would like to be featured, please go to the CIJ Etsy Forum and fill out the questionnaire. Please note you must be a member of the CIJ Etsy team to be featured.

Top Back-To-School Trends For Kids: Etsy

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am fascinated by trends. Are you? There are weather trends, work place trends, business trends, job trends, food trends, real estate trends, hair trends, fashion trends color trends and so on.

The definition of a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In college I took several classes on trends. I remember distinctly studying pre peak – peak – post peak timelines. I find trends intriguing. They pique my curiosity.

Trends unite us. Give us a common ground. A connecting point.

This article is inspired by the Top Back-To-School Trends For Kids: Etsy article on the Etsy blog.

Inclusive Toys, Llama Drama, Self-Care For Kids, Little Change-Makers, Rainbow Bright, Hands-On DIYs, and Milestone Signs are the Top Back-To-School Trends For Kids on Etsy! Here are a few trend inspired items from members of the Etsy Christmas In July team.

Inclusive Toys

Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:

Children, especially teenagers, love to collect their little treasures. I recommend colorful boxes for school supplies and boxes for various other small treasures. I’m painting my boxes by hand and you can also order boxes with your favorite motif: pet or other.

CanisArtStudio

Self-Care For Kids

Carola Bartz from CarolaBartz says:

When my daughter was little and she had to go back to school after the long and wonderful summer break I used to put little notes in her lunchbox that told her how much I love her and that I wish her good luck in school. I also did that when she had a test or a presentation etc. So I made a set of six lunchbox mini notes with a shamrock for good luck. They are folded square cards that allow the parent to write a short personal message inside. Love and good luck is a timeless trend!

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Little Change Makers

Kristen from KestrelCollection says:

This necklace is perfect for a new middle-school student.

It fits with the 2018 back to school themes of self-care for kids and little change makers. A great confident booster for your tween! Give them this one of a kind gift and tell them to Read for the Stars! The only limit to our destination is how big we dream.

KestrelCollection

Hands-On DIY

mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says:

I always looked forward to the first day of school, it was when I was able to reconnect with all my friends in the days before social media, cell phones, and the internet!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Top Back-To-School Trends For Kids: Etsy Pinterest board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Member Feature: GULDENTAKI

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming Gülden of GULDENTAKI, our featured member!

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Tell us about yourself.

Hello, My name is Gülden Köylü. I live in Turkey. The city I live in is Ankara. I am married and have two children. I also have a very cute and 2-year-old grandson. I also have a dog of my friend Golden Retriever. I love my dog (Pasha) and my grandson Cinar.

I’ve been designing jewelleries since 2004.  I love making original designs.

When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

I have a store on Etsy since 2012 Designing jewelry, making handmade necklaces, bracelets. Jewelry is my favorite work. I opened a store in Etsy because, I wanted to business for myself.

Tell us a bit about your products.

My shop currently has 103 items. I do handmade and custom designs. I design and manufacture products with careful and precise workmanship. While I am taking supplies for my work, I dream of producing new designs. It makes me so happy. I love doing my work and being in Etsy.  I love custom orders because, I like to produce what customers want and make them happy.

I prefer natural stones, semi-precious stones, leathers, cultured pearls, raw silk, embroidery, seed beads, gold and silver plating jewelry findings and swarovski stones while making my products.

I love making original designs. I’m here to introduce boho style, tribal, ethnic, authentic and modern my works (necklaces, bracelets, earrings) using technique of peyote, beadwork technique and other knitting techniques and to make exclusive designs for you.

What inspires your work?

Nature and  my imagination, inspires me to make original designs.

What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?

My future goals for my business are to produce and sell more. To follow the latest trends to produce new designs and to satisfy the customers. Which is a small business yet, I aim to grow my store in the future.

My goal is to work harder to enlarge my business and increase my sales at Etsy.

What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

I use high quality materials. I produce precise workmanship and original designs. I customize my work, so that it separates it from the others and hits the eye. I have 14 years of experience and I stand behind every piece I sell.

Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

A small room of my house is my studio. I am very happy to work with all kinds of materials, tables, cupboards and my computer in this room. This is the nicest place in my house.

What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

Taking lessons from mistakes, making too many products, taking the best photos and learning SEO.

Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

You have to work very hard. Photo quality is very important.

When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?

Spending time with my family and with my grandson. Walking with my dog.

What is your favorite quote?

To be or not to be…

Where can people find out more about your business?

My Etsy Store:  GULDENTAKI

My Facebook Page: guldentakitasarim

Pinterest : guldentaki

Twitter: GldenKyl

Instagram: guldentaki

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

Thank you for the opportunity to feature my little store.

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If you would like to be featured, please go to the CIJ Etsy Forum and fill out the questionnaire. Please note you must be a member of the CIJ Etsy team to be featured.

Nebulas Blue – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Nebulas Blue!

PANTONE 18-4048
Nebulas Blue
Reminiscent of twilight, a thoughtful, starry-eyed blue.

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Nebulas Blue! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

Judy from JAMsCraftCloset says I love painting on glassware. Flowers seem to be my thing. This is such a sweet Nebulas blue floral vintage candy dish. I believe it would be lovely on anyone’s table filled with candy, pickles, cheese, crackers, etc. Someone has to love it as much as I do.

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zizzybob from zizzybob said I made these airplane quilt blocks with the idea that they would be used to make a baby or small boy’s quilt. But I did have one lady who purchased a set to make a Quilt of Valor for an Air Force Veteran. You just never know where these things will end up.

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mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 states this blue haired retro troll wears Nebulas Blue.

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spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt says I think the color blue is beautiful and serene, no matter what hue, and I love this blue jay bird wood sculpture because I think it shows that thought! … it was painted using a several washes of differing blue hues, which makes this blue bird really special!

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Nancy from EponasCrystals said this is an ombre Tassel Necklace – Beautiful frosted glass beads in blue and grey tones with a triple ombre blue cotton tassel.

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Mary from ByFreddismom states every year I try to incorporate as many colors as I can in my selection of ornaments. This pretty blue is one of my favorites this year.

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Cristal from DesignsbyCristal says these under water sea creature are so cute and the different hues of blue are so vibrant. I absolutely love the color blue in any form!

If you love going to the aquarium and seeing all the sea creatures and the pretty ocean colors you’ll want this dog collar as part of your pets accessories.

DesignsbyCristal

Karen from timetalentjewels said what everyone wants or needs is something warm on their head in the wintertime is a hat! This Rolled Brimmed Hat is a beautiful color of blue with white highlights. A fun and attractive hat is the latest shade of Nebulas Blue!

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Mairi from mairidesign states that these iridescent, flame patterned, fire polished, glass beads are so beautiful. They catch so many colors in different lighting and, as you can see, there is definitely some ‘Nebulas Blue’ in there. I made these earrings using, by far, my favorite Czech art glass beads made by a local company.

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Nebulas Blue  board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!